Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop, Week3~Girlie Headband

This is week 3 of the Blog Hop using one of Sizzix's new "dies". This week the die is called, "Beauty Bloom," by Brenda Pinnick. It is VERY versatile. This is what you'll need:

Beauty Bloom, Originals Sizzix Die #655455 by Brenda Pinnick   
Link to master designer list on Sizzix blog:

"Colour Vie" Fabric by Brenda Pinnick, by Henry Glass & Co.
There are many ways you can use this die – with paper, you can curl the layers to create dimension or use it flat to create surfacepattern. With fabric, you can layer then stitch around the center, gathering it up to create a fluffy flower.

I chose to use fabric! of course! It was so much fun figuring out how to get dimension with this die. I added a touch of fabric glue by Crafter's Pick in the center of the flower and then used binder clips to hold a pleat. Here is a picture:

While that was drying I decided to create some Yo-Yo Leaves with a new tool by Clover, which makes making yo-yo's a breeze! I used the "small" leaf.

Start out with a 2" x 36" strip of fabric. Sew a seam and turn right side out. Topstitch 1/8" from each side of fabric tube. Insert a 13" length of 1/4" elastic and tack to keep inside of fabric. Sew a seam to make a circle. I sewed the seams down to eliminate bulk.

Make the leaves and tack onto the headband. Brush some Glamour Dust Glitter Paint, made by DecoArt, onto the edges of the flower pedals to add bling! Add some glamour dust to the felt flowers. Layer onto the headband and adhere with fabric glue. The final touch is a little button in the center! There you are! So Cute and EASY!

I am going to have a cute little granddaughter that will use this fun and beautiful headband, but for now, I'll have to use my "grown" daughter's cabbage patch doll to take the picture...! Granddaughter Evelyn (Evie) will be here in February! YEA! (this is actually my daughter's, who is having our grandbaby, doll when she was little 23 years ago!)


I received free product to create the design on this blog post.


  1. Best dressed Cabbage Patch Doll I ever did see! Such a super cute headband.

  2. Love this headband, and the creative way you photographed it on the doll! Can't wait to use the flower die and yo yo maker.


  3. Haha! Cute Cabbage Patch doll. Love the headband!!!

  4. Denise, I love the way you designed this band construction and added the yoyo leaves. I know your granddaughter is going to love wearing this original.

  5. This is awesome! Love the headband so much.

  6. Denise, this is so sweet! I didn't know you were also having a grand daughter! Cannot WAIT to see some pictures of her wearing her new flower headband her Grandma made just for her! Thanks for using my die to decorate your new little angel!

  7. Adorable! Love the yo-yo's, too!

  8. I don't think that Cabbage Patch kid realizes how absolutely over the top fashionable she looks! That is just beautiful!

  9. So cute! The perfect doll accessory. :)

  10. Great headband!! It's so funny that I did a different version of a headband for my oldest granddaughter. Like your story about your daughter's Cabbage Patch doll...I have two dolls here that belonged to my daughter several years ago too!--Madeline Arendt

  11. This die inspired lots of talk about granddaughters!! Adorable headband and I love your story!

  12. Denise, This is adorable! Evie will love it (in a few years!) :D


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